I was thinking about the other post regarding if a C-melody sax is worth repairing or not, and I began to wonder....
1. There must be repair techs, or, want-to-be repair techs that need instruments to hone their craft on, try new techniques, etc.
2. I am a believer in preserving the heritage of vintage horns vs. trashing/lamping them.
3. This is not about new, Chinese cheapo horns.
To me, seems like there must be some crossroads in the above. No idea how, but I would think if you married the two, some of the lesser valued vintage horns could get new life breathed into them as not only an educational tool but for further sale (offset by the eductational benefit) but for a solid horn for a beginner vs. Chinese x, y or z.
Is there a network of repair techs? Could they figure out a way to set up a sharing service for horns to go to be deployed to enhance the repair industry?
Just a thought